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Vacation Bible Snooze (Tales from the Back Pew)

My Thoughts:
This was a cute book. As a reading teacher I can say with confidence that the pictures and the silliness will appeal to kids of all ages. This book was brought to us by the creators of The Black Lagoon Series, which I love. I don’t think this book quite achieves the same standard, but I am not certain a kid would care. There is certainly more than enough to keep child and parent poring over the pages talking about God, and that’s the important part, right?


It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!

You never know when I might play a wild card on you!

Today’s Wild Card author is:
Mike Thaler (Author)
Jared Lee (Illustrator)

and the book:

Vacation Bible Snooze (Tales from the Back Pew)

Zonderkidz (April 13, 2010)

***Special thanks to Krista Ocier of Zondervan for sending me a review copy.***


Known as the Riddle King of America, Mike Thaler is the author of the popular Black Lagoon books and the Heaven and Mirth series. He lives in Portland, Oregon, and travels nationally, speaking in schools, libraries, and churches.

Visit the author’s website.

Jared Lee is an accomplished illustrator with experience working for the likes of L.L. Bean, Procter and Gamble, Hasbro, Scholastic, Simon & Schuster, and the U.S. Postal Service. He currently resides in Lebanon, Ohio.

Visit the illustrator’s website.

Product Details:

List Price: $4.99
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: Zonderkidz (April 13, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0310715962
ISBN-13: 978-0310715962

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    1. Linda, it was a fun book. I might have liked it better if I hadn’t known to compare it to the Black Lagoon Series. This one missed the wit by just a hair, but the silliness is great.

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